Category Archives: Charity

The Updated Chevy Trailblazer Is Still Blazing Trails in Brazil

If you’re still mourning the 2009 departure of the Chevrolet Trailblazer from American soil, you might want to stop reading now—the pain of “oh-what-could-have-been” may be too much to bear. But, if you’re intrigued by “what-could-be-again” pay attention!

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An updated Chevy Trailblazer has been turning heads way down south in Brazil, where it’s been a major force in the South American SUV scene since 2012. The new 2018 model introduces a swath of new technologies, both in the cabin and under the hood, as well as an all-new aesthetic.

New features for the Brazilian Trailblazer include blind spot, front collision, and rear movement alerts, a new premium audio system, and more, but the real icing on the cake is its Centrifugal Pendulum Absorber (CPA) system. The new CPA reduces vibration and noise, increases energy efficiency, and optimizes coupling at lower speeds with a six-speed transmission for a silkier ride.

On top of all this, the updated Chevy Trailblazer takes to the streets with an all-new, modernized aesthetic. With a crisper front fascia, smooth passenger windows, and an overall elegant posture, this Trailblazer has an almost luxurious appearance.

While you can’t purchase a new Trailblazer here at Tom Naquin (we’re just a bit to north of the border for those), we have a wide selection of Chevy SUVs, cars, and trucks that are sure to entice any driver. Visit us to see our full stock!

General Manager Greg Fink Participates in Ronald McDonald House Charities of Michiana

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Michiana

Greg Fink, the General Manager here at Tom Naquin Nissan Chevrolet Cadillac, is supporting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Michiana.

Greg Fink, the General Manager here at Tom Naquin Nissan Chevrolet Cadillac, is supporting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Michiana in South Bend Hospital this year. As one of the Men in Kilts, Greg is wearing a kilt to raise awareness and money for the issues facing the community.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Michiana, or RMHC, help thousands of families by offering meals, showers, and other things they need while their children are receiving treatment at Memorial Children’s Hospital. RMHC was able to do this for more than 2,000 families at least 20,000 times in 2015. This was done thanks to funding received from the community and also from money raised by charity initiatives like the Men in Kilts.

Support the RMHC and Greg by casting a vote for him through a donation! Every dollar counts as one vote for the person you choose, and it all goes to a great cause. The person with the highest number of votes will be crowned the victor at the annual McDazzle Gala on September 29th. You don’t have much more time to vote, so do it soon!

We’re so proud of Greg for supporting his community by bravely wearing his kilt in order to raise awareness for RMHC.

Tom Naquin to Sponsor Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Do you want to get some exercise and be doing so for a great cause? If so, then you should join the Tom Naquin team in a local walk to help raise money for the American Cancer Society. Tom Naquin is a proud sponsor of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.

The walk is set to take place on Saturday, October 26th at Howard Park in South Bend, Indiana. Registration will take place at 8 A.M. and the walk will start at 9:30 A.M.

Help us raise money to find a cure by joining the Tom Naquin team today! For more information or to sign up for the team, contact Greg Fink or Bobbi Areaux at the dealership.

Chevy Donates Water Damaged Cars to Guardian Center for First Responder Training

A lot of homes, businesses and automobiles were ruined last year during the disastrous super storm Sandy, including over 300 Chevrolet cars sitting in dealership lots or waiting to be shipped out.  Most of these cars are unsalvageable due to water damage but that doesn’t mean they are unusable!

Chevrolet is donating 300 of the damaged vehicles to Guardian Centers, a fully functional training center for first responders.  From rescue operations to disaster scenarios, Guardian Centers was built to prepare first responders for all phases of disaster preparedness by simulating a fully operational and modern cityscape.

These Chevy vehicles will help provide a realistic training environment for real-life situations where first responders develop specific skill sets and leadership skills, while also testing their plans and equipment.  The different situations first responders will be trained for using the vehicles include wide area searches, traffic congestion in emergency situations, counter terrorism, public order and mass casualty.

“The vehicles we received from Chevrolet are an essential component of full immersion disaster response training in a metropolitan environment.  This level of realism and effectiveness cannot be overstated,” said Geoff Burkart, founder and CEO of Guardian Centers, in a statement.

Our staff, here at Tom Naquin, is happy to see the ruined Chevy vehicles go to such a good cause!